Shaker hanging cabinet

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Project by GMoney posted 1631 days ago 2789 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

16.25 H, 11.5 W, 5.25 D. Cherry, front is figured cherry and is unimpressive IMO. Would have been better to use rift sawn. The last photo is the Shaker original at Hancock Shaker Village, MA. One fact of note, the battens inside the door of the original are face-nailed through the door. The battens on my copy are attached with screws from the inside. All cut nail construction as is the original. Front is nailed to the rabbeted top and bottom. Sides are nailed from the top and botton into the sides. The front on the original was also nailed from the top and bottom into the stiles.

-- Greg, CT

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#1 posted 1631 days ago

Nice hanging cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 1631 days ago

I like the look of the Cherry and the execution of the design is well done. I have some book matched Walnut that would look good in a similar use. Thanks for the view of you r work.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 1631 days ago

Um. That’s really stunning!

Did you have plans for that, or did you just back out from having seen/measured the original.

I’ve been contemplating a cabinet for our master bath (I know that doesn’t sound like a compliment!!), and think that would be a really fine design!

Kudos, Greg!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 1631 days ago

That Shaker simplicity and craftmanship really caught my eye. A more flashy grain pattern though would just distract from the piece and push it over that fine line that says Shaker simplicity, in my opinion. Well done.

-- Jim

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#5 posted 1631 days ago

Great Lookin Cabinet

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1631 days ago

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1631 days ago

Looks WOW good

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1630 days ago

Very nice work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1630 days ago

I think the figured cherry looks much better than rift sawn would have.Nice job

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#10 posted 1630 days ago

I do believe that this is a fitting tribute to the craftsman of days gone by.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#11 posted 1630 days ago

Nice Job!!

-- Mark,

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#12 posted 1630 days ago

That is really handsome. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 1630 days ago

sencilo but I like, the furniture shaker never stop surprising me.

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

I am really falling in love with the shaker pieces…. Any books or material recommended to check out on the shaker stle furniture??

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#15 posted 1630 days ago

Looks like beeswing grained cherry to me!! Beautiful!!! Nice work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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